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Xango Review (MLM or Pyramid Scheme Scam?)

Like Kyani, a company that uses the health benefits of a native fruit wild Alaskan blueberries to make their worldwide product which are used by many people around the world, Zango is also a company that took advantage of the benefits of a fruit, mangosteen to make their own product and sell it to the market. How did this mangosteen juice make an impact on the saturated market of the health and wellness niche?

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Xango (pronounced as Zango) was founded in 2002 by Joe Morton, Gordon Morton and Aaron Garrity. They offer the Xango juice, which they claim to aid in the maintenance of respiratory and immunological health because of Xanthones, an organic compound that can be found in mangosteens. These compounds may play a role in reducing inflammation which can prevent you from having inflammatory diseases like cancer, heart diseases and diabetes.

With these claims, FDA had issued a warning to Xango back in 2006 because of misleading customers to various health claims and benefits which has not yet been proven and established. They were also sued by Tahiti Noni International (now Morinda) for allegedly stealing the concept of mangosteen-based health products. With allegations that led to the decline of sales, they decided to combine with Zija Int. and it was completed in 2017.

With the joint forces of the two companies, distributors of both Zija and Xango can now have more products to present to their customers thus having more chances of earning income in an MLM setup. I don’t have the slightest clue to what compensation plan they are using, but let me just give you a background on how Xango distributors earn money before becoming part of Zija. 

To join Xango, there’s a membership fee that costs $35. To be qualified for more of Xango’s commissions and bonuses, a member should avail the autoship program that costs another $120. Whether they give access to back office and software tools was not clear so it is safe to assume that affiliates must have a ready stock inventory in their homes to properly sell Xango’s products. 

“Retail commissions – buy wholesale and sell retail” is the only line in their website that describes the retail commission, which is indeed the simplest way of explaining it. Retail commission can help you earn up to 20% for each product that you sell (which is a little low compared to other MLM companies). It is up to your marketing skills to earn as much money as possible with this little commission.

They also have a powerstart commission that can help you earn up to 30% of your newly recruited affiliate purchases. The commissionable order of the newly recruited affiliate is capped to products equivalent to 1000 bonus volumes and the one who recruits is required to have at least 100 PV order from his/her autoship program to qualify for this commission. Recruiter’s upline can also avail and earn 15% of this commission if he also has 100 PV autoship order.

There are a total of 11 ranks in Xango and their residual commission is based on a unilevel structure. You earn 2-5% on each level based on your rank and can go up to 9 levels in your downline. Basically, as you recruit new affiliates and your recruited affiliates recruit another new affiliate, the more commissions you will earn. They also have an affiliate rank bonus for the top 2 high ranks in their company and bonus pools for high ranking affiliates.

With the decline of sales due to allegations that led to joining forces with another company, Zija was also already on the downhill trend since 2016. I don’t know what is happening in the company right now, but from what I can see on Zija’s website, most of their products are already out of stock. Was it because it was sold out or are they starting not to produce more products and close to shutdown? I don’t really know. 

It clearly just didn’t work well for them dealing with the health and wellness niche. With a lot of competitors out there who outshine their products, it is not a surprise that they will have a decline in sales. Or maybe they just didn’t make a better sales pitch to attract customers to buy their products. One thing led to the other and there is no other to blame than themselves for the lack of everything.

Xango is not a scam. They’re a legit company that sells mangosteen juice that claim health benefits which alarmed the FDA. And joining forces with a company which is so close to shutting down, is there still an opportunity to earn? I don’t think so. There are still better ways to earn money like building your own business, which has a 38% more chance of becoming successful compared to joining MLM companies.

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